Dr. Llewellyn Powell, DMD

Dr. Llewellyn Powell, DMD

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Powell is a 1986 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. He engaged in private practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast until his home and office were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. After Katrina, Dr. Powell accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, where he taught Operative Dentistry, Removable Prosthodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics. While at UT he earned the academic rank of Associate Professor and was the President of the Committee of Faculty (the faculty governance organization for the dental school) and as president of the Memphis section of the American Association for Dental Research. In the summer of 2011, he accepted an appointment at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental medicine and was instrumental in the start-up of this new dental school in Salt Lake City, Utah area. He was the Director of Primary Dental Care, and developed the school's curriculum in ethics and professionalism. While at Roseman, he earned a Masters of Science in Healthcare Ethics from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Wanting to return to the mid-south, in September of 2014 Dr. Powell purchased Desoto Dental in Southaven and changed the name to Desoto Dental Services. Dr. Powell is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He has served as the President of the Mississippi Dental Association, the Mississippi Section of the American College of Dentists, and as Chairman of the Mississippi Dental Political Action Team. He also served as an associate editor of the Mississippi Dental Association Journal. Dr. Powell has given presentations on restorative dental techniques, dental adhesive strengths, disaster preparedness, and dental ethics in San Francisco, California; Jackson, Mississippi; Biloxi, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Albany, New York; Miami, Florida; and South Jordan, Utah. In addition to private practice at Desoto Dental Services Monday - Thursday, Dr. Powell provides dental care to inmates at one of the state's correctional facilities on Fridays and Saturdays. He presently resides in Southaven, Mississippi with his wife Laura, a 3rd grade teacher at Sacred Heart School. He and Laura enjoy college athletic events, walking in the neighborhood, hiking in the mountains, and flying. They have four children and six grandchildren on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, in Denver, Colorado, and in the Nashville, Tennessee area.

Desoto Dental Clinic

3451 Goodman Rd E Ste 122

Southaven, MS 38672
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

At Desoto Dental Services our mission is to make a positive impact on the oral health of the populace of the mid-south area. We are dedicated to providing quality care that is accessible to most patients. Patient comfort is important to us and we make every effort to make their dental visits comfortable. Above all, we respect our patients' right to be an integral part of determining what treatment is rendered to restore and maintain their oral health.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache


  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Physical Examination
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

Background Check

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  • Bs University Of Southern Mississippi, Honors Graduate
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Ms Healthcare Ethics Creighton University
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Powell's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Powell accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare

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